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In flower at the moment, and dotted about Harringay as street trees, is the other worldly and beautiful magnolia tree.
One of the most ancient of flowering trees at around 95 million years old, it evolved before bees, so it was mainly pollinated by beetles hence the tough petals of the goblet bloom and its star-shaped flowers.
Below is a quick photo study of a small magnolia at the bottom of Cave…
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